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Asef Bayat

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780199766062

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199766062.001.0001

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Egypt and Its Unsettled Islamism

Egypt and Its Unsettled Islamism

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(p.185) 7Egypt and Its Unsettled Islamism
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Post-Islamism
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Asef Bayat

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199766062.003.0007

The aim of this chapter is to examine the modality behind a pervasive Islamist sector in Egypt, with a history that goes back the birth of the Muslim Brotherhood in 1928. The Islamic mode in Egypt during the 1998s and 1990s was so pervasive that as if a silent Islamic social revolution had swept the country. Why is that there was little of a post-Islamist movement or thought in Egypt until the late 2000s when a largely post-Islamist and post-ideological public emerged to spearhead the Egyptian revolution of January 25th? Examining this question, the chapter discusses the dynamics of religious politics in Egypt since the 1970s.

Keywords:   Egypt, Islamism, post-Islamism, Muslim Brothers, Jama‘at-i Islami, Egyptian Revolution

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